Hotels in England

South Beach meets the East Village at London’s cutting-edge K West Hotel & Spa. Noel Pierce, of Pierce Design International, fashioned 220 calm rooms, blending soft taupes, creams, and browns with stainless steel and sandblasted glass.

If you’re looking to add some intrigue to your next trip, check in to mystery author Agatha Christie’s former summer home, Greenway, in Devonshire, England. The 500-year-old house recently opened to the public after a $7.8 million renovation.

Dolce & Gabbana often uses the 18th-century town house turned design studio as a set for photo shoots. Above the public salons and a postage-stamp garden, the two bedrooms are filled with vintage discoveries from Portobello Road and Paris's Clignancourt market.

The rooms are thick with over-the-top modern furniture and the main restaurant, Juliana's, is so formal you need to bring dress-up clothes. Though, to be fair, the food is inventive, refined, and pristinely executed, and the pricey wine list is extensive and global.

400-thread-count sheets, Miller Harris bath products, and at-the-ready service mean that a stay next to the Tower Bridge will be cool and comfortable.

On a cliff overlooking Bristol Channel, this cozy, five-bedroom cottage is a short walk from the century-old Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse.

The glass-and-steel Malmaison is a flashy addition to the banks of the Mersey. A shiny industrial metal stairway spirals upward at the front desk to the champagne bar; architectural photographs of the city help set the urbane mood.

Main House, named after owner Caroline Main, discreetly holds four suites in fashionable Notting Hill, each one occupying an entire floor of the upmarket Victorian townhouse.

This wood-framed coaching inn seamlessly blends in with its historic surroundings near the River Misbourne.

The property has two bedrooms, a fireplace, and a large kitchen.